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Revised IT architecture principles published

News publication date: 
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
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The IT Architecture Group (ITAG) has published a revised set of the University's IT architecture principles. This set of guidelines is designed to assist decision-making by the University IT community and to help maximise the benefits from our IT investments. The full version of the principles is available to all members of the University via SharePoint (requires Single Sign On).

The principles are applicable to IT across the University and, as such, it is expected that they will be used:

  • by those responsible for IT projects to ensure the principles are applied during the design and delivery of projects;
  • to inform IT decision-making within faculties and departments of the University;
  • as guidelines to inform good practice.

IT Services has established a Solution Design Authority (SDA) to ensure that central IT projects funded through the capital IT envelope are incorporating the architecture principles as part of process at all stages. The ITAG welcomes feedback on any aspect of the principles; please contact Shirin Tahzib (shirin.tahzib@it.ox.ac.uk).